November 3, 2010 Subject:
Filmed largely in Lapland, northern Sweden, this film was likely funded by the swedish government to bring in foreign currency from the UK and USA. That's just a guess. It's a padding festival. The filmmakers took every opportunity to show skiing, walking, or any other activity that could fill time, as there really isn't much of a story here.
A spaceship lands in Lapland. Scientists investigate. Monster causes some carnage and destruction, and is killed by angry Lapp villagers à la Frankenstein. Spaceship leaves. The lovely Barbara Wilson is the only interesting character. She plays love interest to male lead Sten Gester. The monster, who looks like Chewbacca with a boar's face, has a Beauty and the Beast thing going with her, too. Some escapees from a Bergman flick briefly play some sort of aliens as well.
This isn't a funny-bad movie, at least it wasn't for me. I can recall only a few lame scenes. The dialog isn't bad, just not interesting. The acting isn't, uh, great. Aside from Ms. Wilson and seeing and hearing some authentic Lapps, there's not much to this film.
I kind of like the idea of inserting movie theater filler, trailers, and such at the beginning of a movie like this, but it was too short for an intermission. Including filler used in regular movie theaters and that for drive-ins didn't make sense.
I downloaded the 901MB AVI file. Video and audio quality were fine.